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Feb 24, 2013 1:30pm PST
. the golden gate park phase ii tree removal contract no. 3033v. >> good morning commissioners, jeffries & companying, melinda stockmann assistant project manager capital improvements division, san francisco recreation and park department. i am here for 13-001 in amount of $435,000 to arborwell professional tree management. i just want too clarify that i did present this presentation to the capital committee on february 6th. bid result tabulation was not available at the time that the final staff report was due and i'm here again to present the specific results from the bid. the department as part of the park forestry program the department completed a prioritization project for all of our park properties, which identified high priority areas. as well as priority areas within those sites. golden gate park was identified as a high priority area. as part of the park forestry program we have had two phases of tree removal and pruning contracts in the park. the first phase concentrated on the perimeter of golden gate park, primarily lincoln and fulton. the first phase was completed in 2012.
Feb 21, 2013 11:30am PST
for assessment and methodology. so an assessment was done in golden gate park between january and october of 2011. over 3,000 trees were assessed in over three phases and there were 90 different tree species identified, which i thought were interesting. monterey cyprus and the assessment included three components. one the failure potential of the tree. size of the part of the tree that would fail and the target that would be impacted should a failure occur. so those were the three factors and each component was ranked on a scale from 1, which was a low-risk, to 4, which was high. and then results were added together to yield a summary rating that ranged from 3-12. and the program identified a rating of 9 as the threshold for actually abating the tree -- meaning removing the tree. so in golden gate park, and we did this citywide, in golden gate park. there were 336 trees overall with a ranking of 9 or above and among those 126 were monterey pines and 78 were monterey cyprus and the rest blue gums. from there, hort science gave us the recommendation to remove a number of the trees. it's w
Feb 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
heart in san francisco with someone special. golden gate park's largest body of water is this lake, a popular spot for strolling and paddling around in boats, which can be rented. created in 1893, it was designed foreboding and -- for boating. it is named for the wild strawberries that once flores. a pleasant trail follows the perimeter past huntington falls, 110 foot waterfall. two bridges connect the trail to the island. the climb to the hills summit, the highest point in golden gate park at more than four hundred feet. you can get quinces of the western side of the city through -- glimpes of the western side of city through a thick trees. the lake is ada accessible. it has a peaceful atmosphere where you can enjoy a warm day. walk along the lake and watched many ducks, and swans, and seagulls. it is a tranquil spot to stroll, enjoy each other's company, and sail away. many couples come here to take a ride around the lake, floating under the bridges, past the pavilion and waterfall. for a quiet getaway, it makes for a memorable and magical experience. located on 19th avenue, thi
Feb 19, 2013 5:00pm PST
step. this is the place to bring that someone special. golden gate park's largest body of water is an enchanting place. is a popular spot for paddling around in boats, which can be rented. created in 1893, it was designed for these your boating -- for leisure boating. it is named for the wild strawberries that once flourished. there is also a waterfall, two bridges, and trails the climb to the summit, the highest point at more than four hundred feet. you can catch glimpses of the western side of the city that make this hilltop a romantic look out. for public transit, i take the n train. the lad the ad -- lake is ada accessible. watch many ducks, swans, and siegel's. -- seagulls. it is a great place to stroll and sail away. many couples come here to take a ride around a lake, going under the bridges, passing the chinese pavilion and the waterfall. for a quiet getaway, making for a memorable and magical experience. located on 19th avenue, this growth is the place to where you're hiking boots, bring the family and the dog because it has so much to offer you and your loved ones. it
Feb 21, 2013 11:30pm PST
were done rolling. ♪ ♪ . >> golden gate parks largest body of water ska great labor for scrolling and picnicking and both miking which can both be rented at the boat house and the lakewood design for leisure boatings and carriages and a treasure trove passing hunting ton water falls two bridges connect the strawberry island and inclient to the hills the highest upon the in golden gate park and more than free hundred feet and you can catch glimpses will from the city at the top of a romantic look out and for c t 88. we are at mount davidson and it has the highest point of elevation in san francisco hitting a whopping 928 feet. mt. davidson provides a peaceful 30-acre owe ace and great hiking trails. the spectacular views offers a perfect place to watch the sunrise or suffer sun set with someone you louvre, wear sturdy shows to conquer the stone trails and denly inventory advantage gives you hikers the sensation of being in a rain forest it's quite a hike to the top here at mount davidson but the view out to bring that someone special. welcome to corona height located in the height
Feb 6, 2013 8:30am PST
not have jurisdiction over golden gate park, for example, or dolores park. so, those concerts that happen there are -- we're talking about sidewalks, right? which are in our jurisdiction. >> yeah. >> so, what are you saying, it's not amplified and not blocking the street, it's free speech. and we have no tools to regulate it because it would be in violation of the first amendment of the constitution of the united states of america, correct? >> correct. >> thank you very much. any other questions? >> this is questions or comments? >> yes. questions or comments, yes. >> okay, so, i have a couple of comments. i went to the broadway cbd meeting planning. they're possibly going to have a cbd there. commissioner lee was there and jocelyn was there as well. it sounds like it would be very helpful to the area. second, i was hoping, since we had all these people talking about outside promoters today and problems with outside promoters, i want to remind everyone there is a promoter list and your promoters should be signing up on that list if you are going to use them, they should be on our register
Feb 25, 2013 6:30pm PST
the golden gate park under siege. commercializing, and in particular, they were trying to build a artificial turf soccer field at the beach shalet. >> i think that miss ballard working on behalf of mr. ginsber wrote a letter to curtis and asked him to change the meeting. she says, basically, she goes on and asks, she tell us and says that the allegations as stated in mr. baoel's april 25th e-mail to you today i hope that this collar ... clarifies i will send you a copy. i want to read to you who the panel is for, here quickly, one was former director of spur, he was to be the moderator. i think that you may know him. and another one hartwig a published author on the historic preservation and she has a phd under the national trust of historic places with 370,000 members. katherine howard is an urban landscape architect and asla and a former chair of the environmental committee. and the golden gate park preservation. and michael wyans is the director and counselor for the golden gate auto bann society and myself i run several neighborhood groups and i was there to basically give the neighborho
Feb 26, 2013 3:30am PST
a different level of organization, through park service areas and through the golden gate park area itself. this slideshows how the breakdown came through those organizational units. the last column indicates the low number of parks now that are getting those low scores. and that is quite an achievement for us. on the change column, a little bit to the left, you will see that the margin of scores that changed from last year is somewhat small. we think most of the scores are insignificant statistically and the big point that we can see from the chart is almost all of the psas are able to approach or are well-above the 85% threshold we aim for. what we're trying to do for the public, of course, is to present outcomes that they can appreciate. you know, to provide parks that have great facilities, and so when we do our park evaluations we break them out into 14 features. these are the various aspects of the park the benchs, the children's play areas, hard scapes, lawns, that really denote the various types of maintenance and types of experiences that the users have. again they have been very
Feb 6, 2013 8:00pm PST
. the second part of the grant will go to fund trail improvements in golden gate park. this is in the northeast corner of golden gate park, runs along fulton street from 6th avenue to down to stanyan street. this portion of the grant includes an in-kind donation of approximately $42,000 for signage and in-kind donation of $2,859.24 for design services. and cash grant of $50,000 for construction. this is a significant portion of the project's budget. and i just wanted to say that these sorts of gifts along with the volunteer efforts happening at oak woodlands and other trail projects around the city are extremely significant because they allow the department to stretch its public trails funding to improve a wider network of trails through san francisco, including elsewhere in golden gate and other regional parks, like mcclaren. this is particularly important to the department, trails were identified as the most desired park amenity by san franciscans in the 2004 recreational assessment n. summary this grant will support two programs and help the department fulfill its mission of providing enrich
Feb 25, 2013 7:00pm PST
to keep an eye on various projects planned for the park. golden gate park is really the prize for those people who see park land as free land for building their pet project from the proposed 1915 world's fair expocysing that would have wiped out the park to the freeways that were going to be built through the park. >> the soccer fields are a development. it could remove 7 acres of grass and replace it with artificial turf, it will add over 150 lots of sports lighting right next to the ocean beach, it will be on until ten every night of the year, ruining the wild life habitat and the beach experience for those who come to view the sunset to sit by the fire or gaze at the stars. lack of transparency regarding this project was evidence from the beginning, it was presented to the organized sports community of a full six months before there were know public hearings. public comment at city hearings as you know is limited to 3 minutes compared to the unlimited time given to city departments. what was needed was a place dedicated to free speech for a qualified panel of experts to discuss the c
Feb 26, 2013 2:30am PST
at the western end of golden gate park to remove the grass and install turf. our organization has been working to try to provide alternatives to this project. meanwhile we are involved in an appeal to the california coastal commission for the local coastal zone and there is another group that filed a ceqa lawsuit in superior court. there is a simple solution to providing more hours of play for children and preserving the beauty and habitat of golden gate park and ocean beach for all san franciscans. and i put a picture here. that is our alternative, which is a simple swap in material where's you renovate fields with artificial turf. however, with a safe material, not with the sbr rubber infill and also with appropriate lighting and renovated beach chalet fields with real grass and no sports lights. there is no doubt that the beach chalet fields are in need of repair. we completely support this with subsurface drainage and improved soil structure, state-of-the-art irrigation, gopher controls and new sod. this will protect the parkland for everyone. as well as preserving the evening skies at oc
Feb 15, 2013 4:30am PST
gate park. get ready to swing when the streets of golden gate park will close to traffic and dancers take over. come join in on the fun at 11:00 a.m. sharp. and that's the weekly buzz. for more information about any of these events, visit us at sf negotiation tv daunts org. and check us out on facebook and twitter. while you're on the web watchess on youtube for >> hi and welcome back to authors who make you think. i appreciate you wanting to think on a beautiful saturday afternoon. 8 years ago in the ban shell at golden gate park. jonathan, one of our readers was there. 20 readers and 8 afternoons and now there are venues around the city. i will read a few poems. the first one is, after the bleeding. it was inspired by 2 photos that were in the san francisco chronicle in june 2005. the first, i will read the captions. photo captions. and follow with the
Feb 24, 2013 2:00pm PST
of our parks scoring methods for the larger parks like golden gate park. so continue to retrain our evaluators to account for excused absences in our measurements of when staff are at parks and to strategically plan for improvements for those districts that are lagging behind. we have done that already this year and taken some initiative to jump on these things. we're in close collaboration with the controller's office. this is an example:we have displayed on the website for a number of years the number of times or the percentage of times that we can find park employees at a park, according to the posted schedule. we thought that number was lower than we wanted and adjustments naturally employees go on leave and have vacations and hillsboroughs and sick-leave and we never accounted for that amount. so we adjusted those numbers and that is in the right-hand column, it brought the numbers back into the column. it's hard for an evaluator to apply standards equally across a large area that may take 3-9 hours to walk. and it's difficult for the park staff to use the results, because the
Feb 27, 2013 6:30pm PST
in golden gate park. >> we work with them a lot to prevent and not have any problems. and what we have done with them is have roads built and have pieces under whatever equipment is parked. they do all of that. and then when it gets removed, they have very little damage. >> for me as a gardener and having to stay here and work after they leave, i am more than happy when i see their greening team come through and green everything up. >> we have given them pieces that they can use, and pieces that they can't use. so we are allowing them, again, because we have irrigation in the ground so they can use, and if they put up a tent they can stake a tent in some places, they can't stake a tent in other places. so we are protecting the golden gate park asset. >> so what is really special about the partnership is not just the incredible music, that about 70,000 of our closest friends are listening to right now, but for the respect that everybody has for this park and the work that we do with the outside land music promoters to make sure that in a few short weeks, what you see out here will again be a
Feb 25, 2013 8:30pm PST
than golden gate park that there are no topics that the club has hosted and i would like to remind him and point out to you that perhaps a case for palestine could be considered a little bit more controversial than golden gate park under siege and this was a title within the time frame topic. thank you very much. >> katherine howard. yeah the common wealth club has had gay rights that is one sided i have not seen any right wing people listed. i think that it stands for free speech and exploring a variety of issues and ha is not relevant to your decision but it speaks to the fact that we are trying to have a broader public learn about our issues. i want to repeat that miss ballard did write as an official as the department she wrote in response to a phone call she mentions in the e-mail a phone call. she wrote a one page letter and signed it sarah ballard, director of public affairs, phone number and e-mail address and etc.. so this is definitely an official communication that she spent a great deal of time on and should have been provided. >> the only reason that we had a suspicion tha
Feb 15, 2013 5:30am PST
in the park. free outdoor swing dance at golden gate park. get ready to swing when the streets of golden gate park will close to traffic and dancers take over. come join in on the fun at 11:00 a.m. sharp. and that's the weekly buzz. for more information about any of these events, visit us at sf negotiation tv daunts org. and check us out on facebook and twitter. while you're on the web watchess on youtube for >> there has been an acknowledgement of the special places around san francisco bay. well, there is something sort of innate in human beings, i think, that tend to recognize a good spot when you see it, a spot that takes your breath away. this is one of them. >> an icon of the new deal. >> we stood here a week ago and we heard all of these dignitaries talk about the symbol that coit tower is for san francisco. it's interesting for those of us in the pioneer park project is trying to make the point that not only the tower, not only this man-built edifice here is a symbol of the city but also the green space on which it sits and the hill to which is rests. to understand them, you have to u
Feb 15, 2013 3:30pm PST
track installation in golden gate park our office saw the need and initiated a project to develop some accessibility building blocks for bicycle facilities and this project is necessary because the ada is silent on this area. it's a new feature. there are no design standards for bicycle facilities, but we can use the ada as well as the draft policy right-of-way accessibility guidelines to develop some accessibility building blocks that make sense. some of the questions that have come up during the discussion is if you have a barrier or a buffer zone that separates a bicycle lane from a parked car then what should be the minimum width of the barrier or buffer zone so where a person with disaiktd has room to exit their car and travel to the corner crosswalk? another question is where do you put the blue zones, white zones, when have this type of facility? how do you fit para-transit boarding into the design and what does the bus stop look like with this different traffic and needs intersecting? so to further that process the mta is hosting a workshop on monday february 25. they're g
Feb 3, 2013 8:00am PST
for super bowl sunday. and we have of mike pelton. he is live at golden gate park. >> 10,000. plenty of niner fans and runners got up early this super bowl sunday. getting in a serious run before the game to get you more news faster, let's turn to kron four's >> this is every super bowl sunday, some make it easy to remember and a lot of those calories they will burn later and to eat, later-. some however, will actually continue on to weigh fall marathon after this five k. this is where they start. i caught up with a few of them just a few moments ago. >> i'm going to go over to my friends. >> are you going to be decked out in 49ers year? >> what are you bringing? >> just myself. >> i'm going to the gymnasium to do more cargo. >> you are going to do more toward the stairmaster. >> and want more cardio. >> you are not going to watch the game? >> correct. i have different fitness goals. >> this is the starting lineup and in golden gate park it as at march of luther king highway. and throughout our newscast will hear from a lot of these numbeof the fans that are fans. and why this race o
Feb 11, 2013 7:00pm PST
off all those calories in the park. free outdoor swing dance at golden gate park. get ready to swing when the streets of golden gate park will close to traffic and dancers take over. come join in on the fun at 11:00 a.m. sharp. and that's the weekly buzz. for more information about any of these events, visit us at sf negotiation tv daunts org. and check us out on facebook and twitter. while you're on the web watchess on youtube for >> what if you could make a memorial that is more about information and you are never fixed and it can go wherever it wants to go? everyone who has donated to it could use it, host it, share it. >> for quite a great deal of team she was hired in 2005, she struggled with finding the correct and appropriate visual expression. >> it was a bench at one point. it was a darkened room at another point. but the theme always was a theme of how do we call people's attention to the issue of speci species extinction. >> many exhibits do make long detailed explanations about species decline and biology of birds and that is very useful for lots of purposes. but i think
Feb 12, 2013 1:30am PST
calories in the park. free outdoor swing dance at golden gate park. get ready to swing when the streets of golden gate park will close to traffic and dancers take over. come join in on the fun at 11:00 a.m. sharp. and that's the weekly buzz. for more information about any of these events, visit us at sf negotiation tv daunts org. and check us out on facebook and twitter. while you're on the web watchess on youtube for >> would the president like to call roll? >> please do. a >> president mazzucco in >> present. >> vice president marshal? >> he's in back, he's on his way. >> commissioner de jesus? >> in route. >> commissioner chan? >> present. >> commissioner kingsley? >> present. >> commissioner turner? >> here. >> commissioner [speaker not understood]? >> here. >> mr. president, you have a quorum and also with us this evening is the chief of police gregory p. sur and the director of the office of citizens complaints joyce higgs. >> thank you very much. welcome to the february 6, 2013 san francisco police commission meeting. we have an agenda tonight with the presentation regarding our
Feb 5, 2013 10:00am PST
for got golden gate park. and the resolution recommended that the department work in good faith allowing to serve golden gate park and continue to provide san franciscoians the capacity to recycle the material and eligible for curb side pick up what was a response? no response. no meetings no answer to our letters no attempt to discuss. three weeks ago, we left, there was such concern in the neighborhood, 100 people testified for this resolution that people began to go to the site there is no process established by recognize and park to determine what will happen on this site or do recycling this will happen as a sequence --. >> hi my name is michael ash burn and i'm a residental of the richmond and i would like to show you what i witnessed two days after the orderly eviction allegedded by our current sheriff and again this happened january 7th and what you are seeing here is captains cor value lows that is a [spelling?] volunteer and he makes an attempt to grab people and some miscommunications happened as they were moving plant and he used to work for us as an assistant for greg
Feb 25, 2013 8:00pm PST
the golden gate park and i would not diminish her credibility in the least but i felt, and i stated that this was a one-sided, golden gate park under siege. it is under siege to some people and not to the majority but the people who feel passionate about the different issues in the park and i respect that fact. but i said that i thought that given the history of the common wealth club that they had a responsibility, one to have an unbiased title and two to have at least one representative from the department to be able to speak to the issues and so, having done that, they came back to me, and i was not involved with the staff, there was no conspiracy with staff on this, i take full responsibility. i got into the communications with them. and they ultimately said that we will change the title and i forget, it was a neutral title in my opinion and they said that they would not accept anybody, they would only accept me to speak on that side. so reluctantly i said i will do it. and so, we went forward under those circumstances. so, i think that it is really... there is an issue, and i
Feb 24, 2013 12:00pm PST
of touring the stables in golden gate park this week, and i must say that it is challenging to find a solution to this problem, but i found it interesting to see the police department's stables there and how well-maintained they are and how well they operate. so i think the sense of commissioner bonilla and i have is that we would like to direct staff and i know you are overworked and underpaid to try and put together a package to seek public input, and proposals, to see if there is a market solution to creating stables in golden gate park. if there isn't, i think commissioner bonilla and i share the same opinion that we should then focus on what is the appropriate reuse of that area for recreation purposes. with that, that concludes my report. >> is there anyone who would like to make public commen
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